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Definitions and meaning of dag

dag

Translingual

Symbol

dag

  1. (metrology) Symbol for decagram, an SI unit of mass equal to 101 grams.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dæɡ/
  • Rhymes: -æɡ

Etymology 1

From Middle English dagge, of uncertain (probably Germanic) origin, cognate with (Middle) Dutch dag, dagge, dagh. The sense "dangling lock of wool, matted with dung" is also termed "daglock" (derived from the "hanging end" sense of "dag") or "daggle-lock" and some sources consider the sense a shortening of that longer word rather than a mere evolution of the "hanging end" sense.

Noun

dag (plural dags)

  1. A hanging end or shred, in particular a long pointed strip of cloth at the edge of a piece of clothing, or one of a row of decorative strips of cloth that may ornament a tent, booth or fairground.
  2. A dangling lock of sheep’s wool matted with dung.
    • (Can we date this quote by Wedgwood and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Daglocks, clotted locks hanging in dags or jags at a sheep's tail.
    • 1597-98 1597–8, Joseph_Hall_(bishop) Joseph Hall Satires, Book 5, number 1:
      To see the dunged folds of dag-tayled sheepe.
    • 1998, Wool: Volume 8, Issue 10, as published by the Massey Wool Association:
      He was one of the first significant private buyers of wool in New Zealand, playing a major part in bringing respectability to what at first was a very diverse group. He pioneered the pelletising of dag waste.
    • 1999, G. C. Waghorn, N. G. Gregory, S. E. Todd, and R. Wesselink, Dags in sheep; a look at faeces and reasons for dag formation, published in the Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association 61, on pages 43–49:
      The development of dags first requires some faeces to adhere to wool, but this is only the initial step in accumulation.
    • 2006, in the compilation of the Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, volume 46, issues 1-5, published by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia), on page 7:
      [Researchers] note that free pellets are characteristic of healthy sheep and that if sheep consistently produced free pellets, wool staining and dag formation would not occur.
Synonyms
  • daglock, taglock
  • daggings
  • dung tag
Derived terms
  • daggy

Verb

dag (third-person singular simple present dags, present participle dagging, simple past and past participle dagged)

  1. To shear the hindquarters of a sheep in order to remove dags or prevent their formation.
    • 2010 January 29, Emma Partridge, Stock Journal, Richie Foster a cut above the rest,
      After learning how to crutch at 13, he could dag 400 sheep in a day by the spring of 1965 and earned himself more than just a bit of pocket money.
  2. To daggle or bemire.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)

Etymology 2

From Old French dague (from Old Occitan dague, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *daca (Dacian knife), from the Roman province Dacia (roughly modern Romania); the ending is possibly the faintly pejorative -ard suffix, as in poignard (dagger)); cognate with dagger.

Noun

dag (plural dags)

  1. A skewer.
  2. A spit, a sharpened rod used for roasting food over a fire.
  3. (obsolete) A dagger; a poniard.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  4. (obsolete) A kind of large pistol.
    • 1563, John Foxe, Actes and Monuments
      The Spaniards discharged their dags, and hurt some.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons
      A sort of pistol, called a dag, was used about the same time as hand guns and harquebuts.
  5. The unbranched antler of a young deer.

Verb

dag (third-person singular simple present dags, present participle dagging, simple past and past participle dagged)

  1. (transitive) To skewer food, for roasting over a fire
  2. (transitive) To cut or slash the edge of a garment into dags

Etymology 3

Variation of dang. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Interjection

dag

  1. (US, informal) Expressing shock, awe or surprise; used as a general intensifier.

Etymology 4

Back-formation from daggy.

Noun

dag (plural dags)

  1. (Australia slang, New Zealand derogatory ) One who dresses unfashionably or without apparent care about appearance.
    • 2004 July 25, Debbie Kruger, Melbourne Weekly Magazine, All the World's a Stage,
      Now, wide-eyed and unfashionably excited ("I’m such a dag!" she remarks several times), she has the leading role of Viola in the Bell Shakespeare Company’s production of Twelfth Night, opening on August 10 at the Victorian Arts Centre Playhouse.
    • 2006 September 26, TV Week, Klancie Keough eliminated,
      What did you think about Mark calling you a dag?
      To me a dag is a person who doesn't have a lot of pride in their appearance or the way they present themselves — the way they sing and how they hold themselves basically. But it didn't really bother me. He said, "You're such a dag, you're cool." I took it as "you're a laidback person". The way they cut it and edited it made it sound on TV like I was grumpy about it, but I wasn't. It was pretty funny how it came across.
    • 2009 November 14, Daily Telegraph, Catherine Zeta - Hollywood's biggest dag?,
      SHE is one of Hollywood's most beautiful leading ladies and has access to any fashion designers, so then why is Catherine Zeta-Jones dressing like a bag lady?
    • 2010 January 15, Michael Dwyer, The Age, Talented dag plucks up the cool,
      A graduate of film studies in New York, May has had a hand in editing two of his three videos. Each casts him as a bespectacled dag in a world of glamour.
Usage notes
  • May be used as form of endearment, perhaps with the intention of indicating fellowship or sympathy with regard to apparent rejection of societal norms.
Synonyms
  • dirtball, scruffbag, slob; see also Thesaurus:untidy person
Related terms
  • daggy (adj)
Translations

Etymology 5

Initialism for directed acyclic graph.

Noun

dag (plural dags)

  1. (graph theory) A directed acyclic graph; an ordered pair ( V , E ) {\displaystyle (V,E)} such that E {\displaystyle E} is a subset of some partial ordering relation on V {\displaystyle V} .

Etymology 6

Of North Germanic origin; compare Swedish dagg. Doublet of dew.

Noun

dag (plural dags)

  1. A misty shower; dew.

Verb

dag (third-person singular simple present dags, present participle dagging, simple past and past participle dagged)

  1. (Britain, dialect) To be misty; to drizzle.

Etymology 7

Noun

dag (plural dags)

  1. (chiefly Ireland) Pronunciation spelling of dog.
    • 2000, Guy Ritchie, Snatch, quoted in, Miguel Á. Bernal-Merino, Translation and Localisation in Video Games: Making Entertainment Software Global, Routledge →ISBN, page 68:
      Mickey: Dags! D' ya like dags?
    • 2014, John P Brady, Back to the Gaff, Roadside Fiction →ISBN, page 131:
      There it was again, that old Gaelic verb pronounced 'scriss,' that those involved in fighting talk apparently exuded on occasion. It could have been 'D'ya wanna buy a dag?' it was all the same.

Anagrams

  • GAD, GDA, Gad, gad

Afrikaans

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /daχ/

Etymology 1

From Dutch dag (day), from Middle Dutch dach, from Old Dutch dag, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn, to be illuminated). Cognate with German Tag.

Noun

dag (plural dae, diminutive daggie)

  1. a day

Etymology 2

From Dutch dag, shortening of goedendag (goodday; goodbye), from goed (goed, pleasant) + dag (day).

Interjection

dag

  1. hello!
  2. bye-bye!

Etymology 3

From Dutch dacht.

Alternative forms

  • dog

Verb

dag

  1. preterite of dink

Danish

Etymology

From Old Danish dagh, from Old Norse dagr, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz, cognate with English day, German Tag.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /daːˀɣ/, [ˈd̥æˀj], [ˈd̥æˀ]

Noun

dag c (singular definite dagen, plural indefinite dage)

  1. day

Inflection

References

  • “dag” in Den Danske Ordbog

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɑx/
  • Hyphenation: dag
  • Rhymes: -ɑx

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch dach, from Old Dutch dag, from Proto-West Germanic *dag, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz.

Noun

dag m (plural dagen, diminutive dagje n or daagje n)

  1. day (period of 24 hours)
  2. daytime (time between sunrise and sunset)
Usage notes
  • In archaic or dialectal usage, the older plural form daag may occur after numerals. On rare occasions the expression veertien daag (a fortnight) is still found in contemporary standard Dutch.
Synonyms
  • (24 hours) etmaal n
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Afrikaans: dag

Interjection

dag!

  1. hello, short for goedendag (good day) 'goodday; goodbye'
  2. goodbye, same shortening
Synonyms
  • (bye): daag, ciao, salut (French), saluut (Flemish), saluutjes (Flemish), vaarwel, tot ziens, tot hoors, tot horens, doei (Netherlands), doeg (Netherlands)
  • (hello): hallo, hoi, heei/hey, goedendag/goeiendag, jow (familiar, Flemish), hoi (Netherlands)
Descendants
  • Afrikaans: dag
  • Indonesian: dag

Etymology 2

Unknown. Compare French dague (spiked end of the whipping rope),

Alternative forms

  • (obsolete) dagge, dagh

Noun

dag f (plural daggen, diminutive dagje n)

  1. A piece of rope, used to punish sailors with, on the spot or in running the gauntlet
  2. A line used to fasten young sailors while training boarding a hostile ship or climbing the rigging
Synonyms
  • (punitive rope): dagtouwtje n
Derived terms
  • handdag

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɛaː/
  • Rhymes: -ɛaː

Noun

dag

  1. accusative singular of dagur

Derived terms

  • góðan dag!

Gothic

Romanization

dag

  1. Romanization of 𐌳𐌰𐌲

Icelandic

Noun

dag

  1. indefinite accusative singular of dagur

Indonesian

Etymology

Borrowed from Dutch dag, from goedendag (goodday).

Interjection

dag

  1. hello
  2. bye

Middle Low German

Noun

dag

  1. Alternative spelling of dach.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse dagr, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn, to be illuminated).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɑːɡ/
  • Homophone: dd

Noun

dag m (definite singular dagen, indefinite plural dager, definite plural dagene)

  1. a day
  2. the period of time between sunrise and sunset, daytime

Derived terms

Related terms

  • døgn

References

  • “dag” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse dagr, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn, to be illuminated). Akin to English day.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɑːɡ/

Noun

dag m (definite singular dagen, indefinite plural dagar, definite plural dagane)

  1. a day
  2. the period of time between sunrise and sunset, daytime

Derived terms

Related terms

  • døgn

References

  • “dag” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *dag, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn, to be illuminated).

Noun

dag m

  1. day

Inflection

Descendants

  • Middle Dutch: dach
    • Dutch: dag
      • Afrikaans: dag
    • Limburgish: daag
    • West Flemish: dag

Further reading

  • “dag”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɑːɡ/, [dɑːɣ]

Noun

dāg m

  1. Alternative form of dāh

Old Norse

Noun

dag

  1. accusative singular of dagr

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *dag, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn, to be illuminated).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /daɣ/

Noun

dag m

  1. day

Declension


Descendants

  • Middle Low German: dach
    • Low German:
      • Dutch Low Saxon: dag
      • German Low German:
        Hamburgisch: Dag
        Westphalian:
        Lippisch: Dag
        Ravensbergisch: Dach
        Sauerländisch: Dag, Dāg
        Westmünsterländisch: Dagg
    • Plautdietsch: Dach

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish dagher, from Old Norse dagr, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn, to be illuminated).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɑː(ɡ)/

Noun

dag c

  1. a day
  2. a day, the period of time between sunrise and sunset, daytime

Declension

Derived terms

References

  • dag in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

Turkmen

Etymology

From Old Turkic tag, from Proto-Turkic *tāg, *dāg (mountain).

Noun

dag (definite accusative dagy, plural daglar)

  1. mountain

Declension


Volapük

Etymology

Borrowed from English dark.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /daɡ/

Noun

dag (nominative plural dags)

  1. darkness
    • 1952, Gospul ma ‚Matthaeus‛, 8.11,12, translated by Arie de Jong.
      «Sagob oles, das mödikans okömoms se lofüd e se vesüd, ed olenseadons ko ‚Abraham‛, ‚Isaac‛ e ‚Iacob‛ in regän sülas;
      du sons regäna posejedoms ini dag plödikün; us odabinons viam e knir tutas».
      "I say to you, that many will come from the east and from the west, and they shall sit together with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven;
      while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown out in the outmost darkness; over there will be woeful crying and the gnashing of teeth."
    • 1958, Johann Schmidt, "Viol", Volapükagased, no. 4, 18.
      Viol floron in jad e dag,
      A violet flowers in the shade and darkness,

Declension


West Flemish

Etymology

From Middle Dutch dach, from Old Dutch dag, from Proto-West Germanic *dag, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn, to be illuminated).

Noun

dag f (plural doagn, diminutive doagetje)

  1. day

White Hmong

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /da˧˩̤/

Verb

dag

  1. to deceive
  2. to cheat
  3. to lie (tell untruth(s))

References

  • Ernest E. Heimbach, White Hmong - English Dictionary (1979, SEAP Publications)

Zealandic

Etymology

From Middle Dutch dach, from Old Dutch dag, from Proto-West Germanic *dag, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz.

Noun

dag m (plural daegen or daogen)

  1. day

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to remove clotted tufts of wool from a sheep.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)